The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth
Broth, made from the bones of animals has been consumed as a source of nourishment for humankind since the early ages. Bone broth has fallen out of favor in most households today, probably due to the increased pace of life that has reduced home cooking in general.
This is a shame, as bone broth is an inexpensive, mineral rich infusion that is a powerful health tonic which is easily absorbed by the body.
- It is high in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus making it great for tooth and bone formation, growth and repair.
- It’s high collagen and gelatin content supports joints, hair, skin and nails naturally.
- It contains high levels of amino acids proline and glycine that are vital for healthy connective tissue (joints and ligaments).
- The amino acids also play an extensive role in gut and digestive health.
- It is also traditionally used to improve immune function and great to use for people who don’t feel like eating when they are unwell.
- Homemade bone broth is preferable, as some store bought versions contain MSG and unnecessary added ingredients. If time is an issue, you could purchase your broth from your local health store preferably made from organic bones. These often come with recipes on the side or you can add your own vegetables or spices.
Organic bone broth that can be purchased at any raw essentials shop within New Zealand such as at http://www.essentialbroth.co.nz/
Alternatively, here is a scrumptious home-made broth recipe that can be found at https://www.drlibby.com/winter-bone-broth/#newzealand
Let us know your favourite recipe so we can recommend it to some of our staff to try!
Hechtman, L. (2011). Clinical naturopathic medicine. Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier Australia